E-book: Queen Endgames Q vs P


In similar position, if black king is already near the safe corner and does not have to go in front of the pawn, White can’t gain a single tempo and winning area is less smaller. White wins only when his king can reach key squares b3 and d2 in one move. It means that winning area boundary goes from a4 to c4, d3 and e3, e2 and e1



Winning area for white king

GM Vlatko Kovacevic

Vlado Kovacevic is a chess grandmaster and an endgame expert. He very successfully competed on the national team. From 2000 – 2004, he acted as selector of the Croatian Men’s national team. He is also a well-known chess author.